Team Epee Competition – Leicester, 17 December

Calling all OFC epeeists for a team (or teams) to enter the Alice Ruggles Memorial Trust  event at Leicester University on 17 December.

This looks like a good event, as all teams are guaranteed five matches, and check-in is at a civilised 11am.

Last time OFC entered a team competition, we came away with gold!

Full details of the competition are available here.

Closing date for entries is 22 November, so please get in touch asap if you want to take part.fullsizeoutput_a0a

Foil Rally – 3rd December 2017

The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Foil Rally is being held on Sunday 3rd December at Langley Grammar School. Entries will be via the Sport:80 website.

This is a fun, team event aimed at junior fencers.

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Last year, our team managed an excellent third place, and will be delighted to tell you how much fun it was. If you’d like to take part and are struggling to find a team, please let the committee know and we’ll try to hook you up with some team-mates.

One-Hit Epee – 14th November

We will be holding our monthly one-hit epee evening on 14th November during the regular club session. This is a fun epee continuum where you fight for first point with the winner of each bout staying on until they are defeated. It’s great practice for winning crucial points and trains you not to rush in.

Everyone’s welcome, even if you’ve never held an Epee before – beginners luck can be a wonderful thing!

Club Socks for Sale

We have special fencing socks with the club logo embroidered on the back for sale. These are comfy, stretchy socks with a padded section at the front to alleviate hits on your legs and a padded sole.

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The socks are white with a dark blue logo embroidered on the rear. Two sizes are available: medium (size 3-6) and large (size 6-11). The socks cost £8 per pair, or two pairs for £15. Please email chairmanofc@yahoo.com if you’d like to purchase some socks and we will arrange to bring them along to the club to pick-up.

Summer Fencing at Radley College

As in previous years, our summer training sessions will move to Radley College sports centre from Tuesday 4th July. Please note that there will only be Tuesday sessions from 8pm to 10pm, no Fridays. The final session at Radley will be Tuesday 22nd August, and we return to regular Tuesday and Friday sessions at Rye St. Antony in Headington from Tuesday 29th August.

If you don’t own your own kit, please arrange with a committee member to take away a jacket, mask and plastron for the summer since we will only take electric boxes and weapons to Radley. See below for directions.

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“Le Flying” Comes to Oxford

ON JUNE 17TH  all Oxford Fencing Club Members over 13 years will have a great opportunity for a fun day’s friendly fencing against opponents from Europe.  A cup and medals are involved and there is no entry fee!

Check-in:

  • Mens Foil 09:00
  • All other weapons (Womens Foil, Mixed Epee, Mixed Sabre) 09:15

Grab this, especially you less experienced fencers.  Take it from your more experienced colleagues that your first international event outside UK feels a bit like falling off a cliff, so this is your opportunity to paddle before you learn to swim.

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Salle Eton Friendly

Salle Eton visited us on Tuesday 25th April for some friendly sparring against new opponents. They brought 7 fencers who fenced a mix of foil and épée. Rather than try to complete a teams match, we decided to maximise the number of fights we had against each other.

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It was great to see the hall busy on a Tuesday night, and everyone who came along had a really good evening’s fencing.

Salle Eton friendly Tuesday 25th April

Salle Eton friendly against Oxford Fencing ClubDon’t forget that Salle Eton are coming to visit us on Tuesday night with a mix of foilists and épéeists.

The aim is for everyone to get as much fencing against new opponents as possible, so this ought to be a fun evening.

Everyone welcome, hope to see you there!